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Weekend of Feb. 28 – Mar. 1: Energy Gates Qigong & Qigong Tui Na

February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020

February 28  (Friday Evening Only)

Qigong Tui Na Bodywork: An Introduction

For Beginners to Experienced Qigong and Bodywork Practitioners

Whether you are a professional bodywork practitioner, or simply interested in developing a more sensitive and healing touch, this evening course will introduce you to some of the basics of what makes Qigong Tui Na Bodywork such an effective healing modality.

From the perspective of Chinese medicine, qi determines the state of your health. If it is flowing freely in a balanced manner throughout your body, you generally experience good health. If it becomes blocked, stagnant or imbalanced, illness eventually follows. Similarly, if the body becomes injured or diseased, the qi becomes blocked, stagnant or out of balance.

Physical tui na, or “bodywork,” is the branch of Chinese medicine which focuses on healing and massage using physical manipulation with the hands. Techniques include pressing acupuncture points, joint manipulation and deep-tissue work. Ordinary tui na affects the body’s qi indirectly.

Qigong tui na, or “energy bodywork” goes to the next level and works more directly with the subtle qi, or energy anatomy. Adept qigong tui na healers move fluidly between physical and purely energetic techniques to unblock, free and balance qi in others.

Physical tui na and qigong tui na are two of the eight branches of Chinese medicine.

A primary aspect of qigong tui na training involves learning how to keep yourself from becoming physically, energetically, emotionally or spiritually exhausted, including:

  • Protecting yourself from absorbing the energy of your patients—regardless of the bodywork or healing system in which you’re trained professionally.
  • Regenerating your own energy.
  • Maintaining compassion for your patients and not losing heart.


In this introduction, Master Frantzis will share insights into the essential principles of qigong tui na, as well as examples of techniques used in its practice. He will provide an overview of the process for learning qigong to help open, energize, balance and ground your own system. With this embodied understanding, you can then apply your experiential knowledge to helping to heal other people’s systems. Learn more about Master Frantzis’ extraordinary lifetime of internal arts study: Bruce’s Story.

This is a must-attend evening for anyone who is interested in energetic healing methods. The opportunity to study with a master of energy healing techniques that date back thousands of years is not to be missed.

Full Weekend Price – $295.00 , after Feb. 22 –  $345.00
Friday Evening Only – $75.00, after Feb. 22 – $95.00 

Saturday & Sunday Only: $255.00, after Feb. 22 – $295.00
Weekend Package, Both Events Feb. 28-Mar. 1 & May 23-25: $545.00 (15% Discount)

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Event Structure

Registration/Check-in: February 28 (Friday), 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Class begins at 7:00 PM and ends at 9:30 PM

Training Progression – 2020

For those interested in training in qigong tui na, this introductory course will be followed the next day by a weekend course (February 29 to March 1) on using Energy Gates Qigong standing and sinking techniques to help relieve chronic illness and injuries in one’s own body.

Learning to stand and sink your qi is a very important tool used for self-protection by qigong tui na practitioners, and an effective way to smooth and strengthen your energetic system. Learning to teach others how to release their qi themselves through standing is also an important skill for practitioners. Because these techniques are so valuable for both practitioners and patients alike, this weekend of training will offer teachings on key tools to improve your practice of qigong tui na bodywork.

On Memorial Day weekend (May 23 to 24), another Energy Gates weekend on the same subject will be offered with a focus on the Energy Gates Cloud Hands exercise. The movements and principles you learn in doing this exercise transfer directly into the ways you move other people’s bodies in qigong tui na sessions.

A one-day course on the Foundations of Qigong Tui Na will be offered on the Monday (May 25) of Memorial Day weekend.

Feb. 29 – Mar. 1 (Saturday & Sunday)

Energy Gates Qigong: Standing and Sinking Qi for Healing Chronic Illness and Injuries

For Beginners and Experienced Students

Energy Gates™Qigong is a 3,000-year-old, self-healing qigong (chi gung) system from China. This qigong practice is for those who are serious about learning tai chi, qigong or any form of energy work.

Energy Gates Qigong teaches the fundamentals of how to activate and harness qi (chi), your life-force energy, to improve health, reduce stress and offset the effects of aging.

You won’t find a more efficient qigong set for going internal, releasing your body and boosting your energy than what Energy Gates Qigong offers in just six exercises: Standing, Cloud Hands, the Three Swings and the Spine Stretch.

In this weekend course, beginners will learn the standing exercise and how to use it to sink qi down through your body. Experienced students will learn more refined aspects of this practice.

You’ll also learn how physical and energetic bindings and blockages in your body can cause or contribute to chronic illness or injuries you experience, and how to use Standing and Sinking Qi to release such bindings for relief from these conditions and any pain or discomfort you experience.

The Standing Practice

The core element of Energy Gates Qigong is learning to stand with your feet underneath your hips and your arms relaxed at your sides in what is called the “wuji”, “empty” or “neutral” posture for an extended period of time, which ideally is a minimum of 15 minutes a day. This powerful practice increases internal awareness, develops qi inside your body and teaches you to feel and release where your qi is blocked.

In the first stages of learning and practicing standing qigong, you learn how to feel physical sensations of discomfort and tension in your body, and to release them by sinking your qi from the top of your head downward through your body to below your feet.

Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions are those that persist over a long period of time. Such conditions can be: hereditary; caused by lifestyle issues such as poor diet, lack of exercise or improper use of your body; or result from injuries or surgeries that do not heal fully or properly.

One of the most fundamental principles of health in the Taoist Water Tradition and Chinese medicine can be stated as “If there is pain, there is no connection. If there is a connection, there is no pain.” Connection refers to whether your qi is flowing in a connected and continuous manner throughout your body. Where it does not, pain, discomfort, weakness and illness result.

From this perspective, whenever you have a chronic condition—regardless of its cause—an important way to address the condition is to re-establish proper flows of qi through the affected areas and your entire body.

Standing, Sinking and Releasing the Downward Current of Qi

One very important qi flow that must be re-established to address many chronic conditions is the downward current of qi that flows through your whole body. This current clears, cleanses, moves and grounds your energy within and through all your physical body systems—including your brain, internal organs, muscles—other soft tissues, blood, lymph, bones and joints.

When this downward current anywhere in your body becomes blocked, stagnant, or otherwise diminished by tension or stress—physical, emotional, mental or spiritual—your physical systems can’t function properly and in turn chronic illnesses fester and chronic injuries can’t heal.

One way to re-establish your downward qi current is to stand with good natural body alignment. Then you move your mind down through your body to relax and release any tension or holdings that stop qi flow and to sink qi down and through your body. Ongoing practice develops the ability to sink qi in continuous flowing waves, eventually like one continuous waterfall—from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, and below.

Releasing Specific Chronic Illnesses and Types of Injuries

Master Frantzis spent many years training and working as a qigong therapist in Chinese clinics and has treated over 10,000 patients. Re-establishing the downward current of qi in people’s bodies was an important part of his work.

In this course, he will share how you can use standing and sinking to address various specific types of chronic illnesses and injuries.

Within the time frame of a weekend course, Master Frantzis will only be able to address a limited number of specific example situations. Yet through these examples and his explanations of overarching principles, you’ll gain significant knowledge about how to apply Cloud Hands to situations of specific interest to you.

Full Weekend Price – $295.00 , after Feb. 22 – $345.00
Saturday & Sunday Only: $255.00, after Feb. 22 – $295.00
Friday Evening Only – $75.00, after Feb. 22 – $95.00

Weekend Package, Both Events Feb. 28-Mar. 1 & May 22-24: $545.00 (15% Discount)

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Course Details

This course will be taught by Master Frantzis and his Senior Instructors, including Craig Barnes and Bill Ryan.

There will be three types of students attending the course: beginners, those with some experience with standing and sinking as taught by Master Frantzis, and those with a lot of experience with Master Frantzis in this subject.

At some times in the weekend, all students will be together for instruction with Master Frantzis. At other times, students will be separated into groups in order to receive instruction and feedback appropriate to their level of experience from Master Frantzis or his Senior Instructors.

Event Structure

Registration/Check-in: February 29 (Saturday), 9:00-9:45 AM

Saturday, February 29, class schedule is 10:00 AM-6:00 PM* with a two-hour lunch break.

Sunday, March 1, class schedule is 9:00 AM-5:00 PM* with a two-hour lunch break*

*Note: All students will start together at 10:00 AM on Saturday. The class end time on Saturday and class start and end times on Sunday may vary for students depending on how they are separated into groups. The class end times for all students will be either before or at 6:00 PM for Saturday and before or at 5:00 PM for Sunday.

Training Progression

This weekend’s event is the first of two companion Energy Gates Qigong weekends to be offered at the Center this year. The second will be offered May 23 & 24, and will be an extension of this weekend. This second event will focus on the application of the Energy Gates Cloud Hands exercise to healing chronic illness and injuries.

For beginners, attendance at one or ideally both of these weekends will offer an excellent introduction to Energy Gates Qigong, including insights into how to apply Energy Gates practices to particular health issues.

For experienced Energy Gates practitioners the two weekends will be wonderful opportunities to gain feedback on your practice and deepen your knowledge of how to use Energy Gates in your life.

Master Frantzis taught a two-week Energy Gates Intensive Training last summer (2019). If you attended that training, these weekends will be opportunities to get guidance and feedback on your practice and further development. Such in-person feedback will be especially useful if you are seeking instructor certification coming out of that training.

For all students, attendance at these weekends will be excellent preparation for attendance at the Heaven and Earth Qigong week-long event this summer.

An excellent resource for independent study and as a reference for this event is Master Frantzis’ book entitled Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body, available at Amazon.com.


This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs.

Please note: The practice of Taoist energy arts may carry risks. The organizers are very concerned to ensure that the training is a positive experience for every participant. If for any reason whatsoever Bruce and/or his assistants deem that there may be any potential safety risks for you during this training, you will be asked to leave the course and suspend training immediately.

If this occurs you will be refunded a prorated course fee. All other expenses that you may have incurred, including lodging and travel will be your sole responsibility and Energy Arts will not be responsible for these expenses.


Longmont, Colorado

Taoist Energy Arts Training Center

1602 9th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

United States

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February 28, 2020
March 1, 2020


The Tao Space
1602 9th Avenue, Longmont CO 80501 United States + Google Map

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